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Briefings, weekly updates and cabinet papers

This list captures material which the Ministry for the Environment has provided to Government Ministers. In many cases a copy of the briefing note is available by clicking the title. If you are interested in a paper which is not available you can request it under the Official Information Act.

In some cases material may have been withheld in full or in part, these withholds have been agreed with Ministers.

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Date of briefing Title Portfolio To Ministers CC Ministers Date published Legislation type Reference number
Regulatory impact statement: Resource Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 November 2015 Regulatory impact statement
01 July 2018 July 2018 Weekly Updates for Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Hon Eugenie Sage May 2019 Weekly updates
22 August 2019 Appointing members of the Resource Management Review Panel and replacing a member of the Essential Freshwater Independent Advisory Panel Environment November 2019 Cabinet paper
06 August 2019 Reclassifying five organisms as “not new” under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 Environment Hon David Parker April 2020 Cabinet paper
RIS: Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading Forestry Sector) Amendment Bill June 2009 Regulatory impact statement
22 August 2019 Final policy decisions for action on agricultural emissions: draft Cabinet paper Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon Damien O'Connor December 2019 Briefing note
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement: National environmental standard for sources of human drinking water Regulatory impact statement
Amending the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (Organisms Not Genetically Modified) Regulations 1998 February 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Climate Change: New Zealand’s 2020 Emissions Reduction Target Cabinet paper
Urban Growth Agenda: Proposed Approach Environment Hon Phil Twyford Hon David Parker August 2018 Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact statement: Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 Amendment Bill 2015 February 2015 Regulatory impact statement
Emissions Trading Scheme Review 2012 – proposed amendments to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 Cabinet paper
Cabinet paper: Fresh water - proposals following next steps Environment February 2017 Cabinet paper
14 May 2020 Cabinet paper: New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Settings regulations Climate Change Hon James Shaw June 2020 Cabinet paper
Fresh Start for Fresh Water - Forward work programme May 2011 Cabinet paper
19 June 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Cancellation and Replacement of Kyoto Units in private accounts Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon James Shaw July 2019 Cabinet paper
Briefing Note 18 June 2015 - New Zealand's international obligations and comparative progress February 2016 Briefing note
Interim Regulatory Impact Analysis for Consultation: Essential Freshwater Part I: Summary and Overview Environment September 2019 Regulatory impact statement
14 November 2019 A review of industrial allocation in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme Climate Change Hon James Shaw January 2020 Cabinet paper
Office of the Minister for Climate Change Issues Industrial Allocation under the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Group Two Activities Cabinet paper
Proposed National Policy Statement for Renewable Electricity Generation 2008 regulatory impact statement Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement Carbon Price Methodology for the Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levy July 2013 Regulatory impact statement
Canterbury Earthquake (RMA 1991) Amendment Order 2010 September 2010 Cabinet paper
25 February 2019 2019-B-05325 National planning standards – consultation with Ministers Environment Hon David Parker April 2019 Briefing note
Emissions Trading Scheme: Regulations for Stationary Energy and Industrial Processes sectors, Unique Emissions Factors and Other Removal Activities Cabinet paper
National Environmental Standards for Electricity Transmission Activities under the Resource Management Act 1991 Cabinet paper
13 February 2020 Impact summary: Linking the Zero Carbon Act 2019 with the Resource Management Act 1991 Environment Hon David Parker June 2020 Regulatory impact statement
Climate Change Policy: Options for controlling vehicle entry - fuel economy standards Cabinet paper
Implementing the New Start for Fresh Water: Proposed Officials’ Work Programme Cabinet paper
01 January 2019 January 2019 Weekly updates for Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Hon Eugenie Sage July 2019 Weekly updates
08 April 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Improving transparency Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
07 September 2018 NZ ETS regulation updates 2018 – export of liquid carbon dioxide Climate Change August 2018 Regulatory impact statement
19 June 2019 Appendix 1 - Diagram of the differences between the standard planning process and the proposed freshwater planning process Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact statement - Resource Legislation Amendment Bill 2015: Alignment of the decision-making processes for nationally significant proposals and notified discretionary marine consents November 2015 Regulatory impact statement
Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate Cabinet paper
Legislative changes for new organisms - Overview Cabinet paper
26 September 2018 Impact Summary: Proposed bill to amend the Resource Management Act 1991 Environment November 2018 Regulatory impact statement
10 July 2020 Cabinet paper: Resource Management Amendment Bill: supplementary order paper Environment Hon David Parker July 2020 Cabinet paper
25 June 2019 National Environmental Standard for Marine Aquaculture – policy approval and agreement to draft regulations Environment Hon David Parker July 2019 Cabinet paper
15 April 2019 Report on overseas travel: Hon Eugenie Sage (Canberra Dec 2018) Environment Hon Eugenie Sage May 2019 Cabinet paper
Regulatory Impact Statement: Improving the NZ ETS framework for unit supply Climate Change December 2017 Regulatory impact statement
19 February 2019 Appendix 2 - Addendum to Regulatory Impact Statement for Zero Carbon Bill Climate Change Hon James Shaw October 2019 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement Options for Expediting RMA Consent Application processes for the operation of the Burwood Resource Recovery Park under the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 July 2011 Regulatory impact statement
31 July 2019 Public consultation on a proposed national policy statement on urban development Environment September 2019 Cabinet paper
30 September 2019 Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Weekly Updates September 2019 Environment Hon Eugenie Sage February 2020 Weekly updates
Regulatory impact statement: Options for improving indigenous biodiversity on private land November 2010 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement: Environment Canterbury governance arrangements Environment June 2015 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management) Bill: Approval for Introduction March 2010 Cabinet paper
Release of discussion document: Proposed Environmental Reporting Bill August 2013 Cabinet paper
Briefing note 11 December 2015 - MPA reform consultation plan 2015-16 February 2016 Briefing note
12 September 2019 Update on the proposed Container Refund Scheme for New Zealand Environment Hon Eugenie Sage November 2019 Cabinet paper
Regulatory Impact Statement: Prohibiting the importation of asbestos containing products June 2016 Regulatory impact statement
10 December 2018 Impact Summary: Prohibiting insider trading and market manipulation in the NZ ETS Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Regulatory impact statement
29 August 2019 Final policy decisions for action on agricultural emissions: third draft Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon Damien O'Connor December 2019 Briefing note
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Regulations on the measurement and reporting of water takes Cabinet paper
Emissions Trading Scheme Review 2011 – Proposed Amendments to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 for the Synthetic Greenhouse Gases Sector Cabinet paper